BetCris & Betway join BA-7 hunting pack

Publishing its latest update, the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) – the overseeing body of Buenos Aires’ newly sanctioned online gambling framework – has disclosed a clearer picture of which enterprises will compete for its seven BA licenses.

Updating stakeholders, IPLyC confirms that international operators’ BetCris and Betway have secured Argentine partnerships allowing them to bid for a place in Buenos Aires new online gambling regime.

Established South American online bookmaker BetCris will undertake its BA bid in partnership with Impresora Internacional de Valores (IVISA), operator of the Rozenvit family owned Casino de San Antonio and licensed supplier of Argentine lottery and gaming solutions.

Operating since 2000, BetCris – headquartered in Costa Rica – has established its LATAM presence within the markets of Mexico, Peru, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

Expanding its international ambitions, Betway joins BA’s chasing pack agreeing partner with San Fernando bingo operator Bingo King.

IPLyC also confirms that, as anticipated, Spanish gambling group Codere SA will make its BA play partnering with arcade operator IberAgen.

Codere aims to enter the BA online market, despite the Bolsa Madrid operator hiring investment bank Credit Suisse to carry out a review of its loss-making Argentine assets.

Having published its critical criteria for licensing this May, IPLyC maintains that its BA application deadline will close on 25 June. At present. the following nine international partnership have been confirmed by BA gambling’s new governing body –

  1. The Stars Group Inc & Atlántica de Juegos
  2. William Hill Plc & ArgenBingo SA
  3. Flutter Entertainment Plc & Bingo Pilar
  4. Intralot SA and BinBaires
  5. Playtech Plc & Hotel Tandil
  6. Codere LATAM & IberAgen
  7. Betway & Bingo King San Fernando
  8. bet365 & Pasteko
  9. BetCris & IVISA

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